Why Windows 365 is the Top Platform for Hybrid Teams

Hybrid working is a new way of life for businesses and employees across the globe, and the race is on to find the best platforms to support it. We’re putting Windows 365 at the top of the list for three important reasons.

#1 – Easy Adaption to Remote Working

Windows 365 takes a platform that is already very familiar to many workplaces and recreates it to suit the remote working environment, essentially putting Windows 10 and 11 (when it arrives) on the cloud. This makes it easy for businesses to deploy and streamlines the adaption of hybrid technology, flattening the learning curve needed to make this transition. It turns any device into a personal, productive workspace for employees at home or working off-site, supporting familiar apps such as Microsoft 365, Power Platform, and Dynamics 365. It also allows employers to monitor and manage performance and optimisation through the Endpoint Analytics dashboard.

#2 – Zero-Trust Security

Cybersecurity is an understandably high priority for hybrid teams, as remote working introduces complexity and vulnerabilities to the network. Windows 365 takes care of this through multiple layers of security founded on zero-trust principles, including multifactor altercation (MFA) and full integration with Microsoft Azure Active Directory. Zero-trust or least privileged security works by limiting people to only the data, files, and applications they need to perform their job. This is all managed through a user-friendly administration dashboard and complemented by exceptional cloud support to ensure easier control and oversight.

#3 – Virtualisation

Windows 365 is built on Azure Virtual Desktop, allowing you to run operating systems, programs, and apps directly off the cloud. This makes it easy to scale processing power, monitor the performance of the Cloud PC, and optimise the user experience for every member of your team regardless of the type of device they are using. The Endpoint Analytics functionality allows you to spot Cloud PC environments that are not meeting the performance needs of a team member and receive information to optimise this experience, upgrade performance at the click of a button, or run diagnostic testing.

The world of hybrid work is not without its challenges – and opportunities. At Otto IT, we’re here to make transitioning to a hybrid work environment easier, less disruptive, and more rewarding than ever before. Talk to our team in Melbourne about how to make hybrid work technology work for your business – and bring more opportunities to your door.